Los Angeles Music Production Program 2019 Catalog - 4620 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank CA 91505 www.iconcollective.com This catalog ...

 
Los Angeles Music Production Program
            2019 Catalog
                   4620 West Magnolia Boulevard
                        Burbank CA 91505
                          818.299.8013
                      www.iconcollective.com

       This catalog is effective January 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WELCOME TO ICON COLLECTIVE ........................................................................................................... 1
ABOUT ICON COLLECTIVE ...................................................................................................................... 2
History ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Mission ....................................................................................................................................... 2
Vision.......................................................................................................................................... 2
Objective .................................................................................................................................... 2
Approvals and Accreditation ...................................................................................................... 3
Disclosures ................................................................................................................................. 3
Ownership and Control............................................................................................................... 3
FACILITIES ............................................................................................................................................. 4
Hours of Operation ..................................................................................................................... 6
Technical Support ...................................................................................................................... 6
2019-2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR ........................................................................................................ 7
ADMISSIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Admission Requirements............................................................................................................ 9
Proof of Graduation Policy ....................................................................................................... 10
International Students .............................................................................................................. 10
English Language Proficiency Policy ........................................................................................ 11
Nondiscrimination Policy .......................................................................................................... 11
Transfers and Articulation ......................................................................................................... 11
FINANCIAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................... 13
Tuition and Fees ....................................................................................................................... 13
Cost per Credit Hour ................................................................................................................ 13
Required Equipment & Materials .............................................................................................. 14
Payment Plans ......................................................................................................................... 14
Student Loans and Financial Aid .............................................................................................. 16
Student Tuition Recovery Fund ................................................................................................ 16
Late Fees.................................................................................................................................. 17
Refund Policy ........................................................................................................................... 17
Veteran’s Benefits .................................................................................................................... 19
ACADEMIC POLICIES............................................................................................................................ 20
Standard of Progress ............................................................................................................... 20
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) ..................................................................................... 20
Clock to Credit Hour Conversion .............................................................................................. 20
Academic Probation ................................................................................................................. 20
Maximum Timeframe ................................................................................................................ 21
Grading .................................................................................................................................... 21
Grade Scale.............................................................................................................................. 21
Makeup Work ........................................................................................................................... 22
Mentor Sessions....................................................................................................................... 22
Incomplete ............................................................................................................................... 22
Re-enrollment ........................................................................................................................... 22
Test Out ................................................................................................................................... 22
Attendance Policy .................................................................................................................... 23
Session Transfer....................................................................................................................... 23
Graduation Requirements......................................................................................................... 24
Academic Integrity.................................................................................................................... 24
Dismissal from the Program ..................................................................................................... 25
Appeal of Dismissal (Financial and Conduct)............................................................................ 25
STUDENT SERVICES ............................................................................................................................. 26
Learning Resource Center ........................................................................................................ 26
New Student Orientation .......................................................................................................... 26
Student Advising ...................................................................................................................... 26
Disability Services .................................................................................................................... 26
Housing .................................................................................................................................... 26
Transcript Requests ................................................................................................................. 27
Maintenance and Retention of Student Records ...................................................................... 27
Career Services ........................................................................................................................ 27
Auditing Courses ...................................................................................................................... 28
Leave of Absence ..................................................................................................................... 28
SCHOOL POLICIES ................................................................................................................................ 29
Student Code of Conduct ........................................................................................................ 29
Policy on Sexual Harassment ................................................................................................... 29
No Smoking Policy ................................................................................................................... 29
Drug and Alcohol Policy ........................................................................................................... 30
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Of 1974 (FERPA)...................................................... 30
Complaints and Grievances ..................................................................................................... 32
Studio Policies.......................................................................................................................... 32
Photo Release Policy................................................................................................................ 33
Intellectual Property Policy ....................................................................................................... 33
Security .................................................................................................................................... 33
Pets on Campus ....................................................................................................................... 33
Parking ..................................................................................................................................... 34
LOS ANGELES MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRAM................................................................................... 35
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS....................................................................................................................... 38
Los Angeles Level One ............................................................................................................. 38
Los Angeles Level Two ............................................................................................................. 39
Los Angeles Level Three .......................................................................................................... 40
Los Angeles Level Four ............................................................................................................ 41
FACULTY AND STAFF ........................................................................................................................... 43
Administration and Staff ........................................................................................................... 43
Faculty...................................................................................................................................... 49
WELCOME TO ICON COLLECTIVE
On behalf of our founders, faculty, staff, students, and graduates, I am privileged to welcome you to Icon
Collective. Over the last ten years, Icon Collective has built a powerfully connected community of artists,
producers, and entrepreneurs. As an Icon Collective student, you’ll develop your skills, build your brand,
and pursue your artistic vision as a part of the amazing Icon Collective family.

All of us at Icon Collective honestly share your passion for music. It’s in our DNA and underscores
everything we do. This common love of music, combined with our deep industry experience and
commitment to educational excellence, creates a unique environment where your creativity will be
supported as you learn to achieve your goals. Our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that every
artist on our campus has the tools, skills, and knowledge to succeed as a musician and an entrepreneur.

The Icon Collective experience is like no other education on earth, designed for you to learn by doing
what you love under the guidance of professional mentors. Using industry standard hardware and
software, you’ll spend your time working, creating, and learning side-by-side with a vibrant peer group.
You’ll attend classes and complete projects in an inspiring campus environment, a renowned
professional multi-studio complex where Grammy Award winning gold and platinum records have been
produced.

Icon Collective will ask a lot of you and give you even more in return. Our program is designed to
educate artists who are fully committed to a lifelong musical journey. We are delighted to be your guides
on the first part of your artistic voyage.

Welcome to Icon Collective.

Steve Miller
Campus Director

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ABOUT ICON COLLECTIVE
Icon Collective is a music production school that is completely unique in philosophy and approach,
focusing on empowering musicians, DJs, and artists to live creative lifestyles while using 21st century
tools to create music professionally. Icon Collective teaches the principles and practice of music
production as an integral part of the process of creating high quality music, then provides the tools and
strategies to brand, market, distribute, and sell the artist and their music. Icon Collective educates,
motivates, and inspires students to overcome creative blocks and thrive in an environment where
creativity and technical prowess achieve success.

Icon Collective is run by experienced artists, producers, and educators who know first hand that there is
more to making great music than knowing how to record a track. Icon Collective’s approach to teaching
music production centers its studies on mastering digital production tools and the creative process. By
including one-on-one weekly time with a professional Studio Mentor in our industry standard recording
studios, we encourage each student to develop a distinctive sense of style and express a unique
creative vision.

History
Christopher Wight and David Alexander Valencia founded Icon Collective in 2005 as a way to address
the change in the way music is created, produced, and marketed. Recognizing that traditional music
programs did not provide the combination of musical, technical, and business training needed for
computer-based musicians, and that recording schools largely dwell on the technical aspects of audio
engineering, David and Christopher set out to create a program that emphasizes creativity within a
carefully structured balance of musical and technical training.

Over the last decade, the school has evolved from a 6-month program taught at LA Center Studios to a
9-month Digital Music Production (DMP) program taught in a production facility in Glendale, California.
An online version of the DMP program was launched in 2013. In 2014, the school moved to its present
home, the famed Enterprise Studios in Burbank, California. Icon Collective prides itself on constant self-
evaluation and improvement, and as a result introduced the Music Production Program, a 12-month
diploma program offered both on campus and online, in 2015.

Mission
We empower artists to live successful, creative lifestyles.

Vision
To globally influence artists, music, and the music industry in a manner that reflects individuality,
originality, and the expression of human emotion.

Objective
To provide our students with an outstanding education that prepares them to thrive in the music and
entertainment industries as a member of the Icon Collective community of artists, producers, and
entrepreneurs.

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Approvals and Accreditation
Icon Collective is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private
Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the
minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as
amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

There is no license required for music composition or music production.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by
the institution may be directed: to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education at:

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
1747 N. Market Dr, Ste 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 888-370-7589
Web: www.bppe.ca.gov

Icon Collective is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music
(NASM), however Icon Collective does not participate in federal financial aid programs.

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia, 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700
https://nasm.arts-accredit.org

Disclosures
Icon Collective provides this catalog to all prospective students electronically via email, and it is also
available to the general public as a free download from our website: www.iconcollective.com.
Prospective and enrolled students may consult this catalog for factual information regarding Icon
Collective. All content is subject to change without notice.

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment
agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be
provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that are not satisfactorily answered by the
institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 N. Market Dr, Ste
225, Sacramento, CA 95834, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or new
direct line (916) 574-8900.

Icon Collective does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in
possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and has not had a petition in
bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter
11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec 101 et seq.).

Ownership and Control
Icon Collective is a private, for-profit institution owned by Icon Collective, LLC, a California corporation.

Icon Collective, LLC
4620 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank CA 91505
818.299.8013

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FACILITIES
The Icon Collective campus is located in the renowned Enterprise Studios facility at:

4620 W Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818.299.8013
Fax: 818.299.8028
Web: www.iconcollective.com
Email: info@iconcollective.com

The campus is a modern, private, climate controlled, 14,000 square foot purpose-built studio complex
where legendary artists such as Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Mariah
Carey, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Barbara
Streisand, and U2 have written, recorded, and/or mixed their records. The facility’s history provides a
fitting and inspirational backdrop for the musical training Icon Collective provides. The campus is home
to two theater style classrooms, a learning resource center, ten production studios, and administrative
space for faculty and staff. It is conveniently located in the heart of the Los Angeles production
community, just a few blocks from Warner Brothers Studios, Disney Studios, Universal Studios, ABC,
DreamWorks SKG, and other iconic entertainment companies.

Icon Collective regularly upgrades its technology and educational materials in order to stay abreast of
developments in the music industry. The school reserves the right to modify its facilities, equipment,
software, and other materials at any time and without notice in order to provide students with current
industry standard experience.

Chamber Studio
This 12’ X 10’ acoustically designed production suite seats two and is home to a custom Argosy
producer’s desk, an Apogee Element 24 audio interface, Mackie Big Knob Passive, a Westinghouse 47”
LCD display, and Mackie HR824 studio monitors.

Den Studio
The intimate Den Studio is a 10' x 12' acoustically treated studio space for up to 4 people. It is built
around an Argosy producer’s desk, an Apogee Element 24 audio interface, Mackie Big Knob Passive
and Yamaha HS-8 studio monitors. The Den also has a DJ setup based on a Pioneer Nexus DJM-900
mixer, two Nexus CDJ 2000s, and a pair of KRK10 monitors.

Learning Resource Center
The 16’ x 20’ Learning Resource Center is the hub of the campus community, featuring both casual and
desk seating. It is home to a wide range of resources, including periodicals, books, DVDs, microphones,
and other materials required to complete assignments and projects. There are also multiple student
workstations throughout the campus. Students use the LRC to study, work, and collaborate.

Live Performance Studio
The 10' x 14' Live Performance Studio is an acoustically treated recording and mixing environment. It
features a Toft ATB24 recording console, an Apogee Symphony audio interface, an Avalon 737
microphone preamplifier, a PreSonus ACP-88 multichannel compressor, a PreSonus Monitor Station,
Dynaudio MB5A, KRK VXT8 monitors, a KRK 10s subwoofer, an Apple 27” iMac computer, and a
Spectre 40” display.

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Live Performance Room
The Live Performance Room is a large 26' x 25' acoustically treated space where students work with live
instruments and performances. The room is equipped with a Kawai upright piano, SWR and Ampeg
bass amplifiers, a PDP acoustic drum set with Drum Workshop hardware, a Fender Jazz Bass, an Ibanez
RX guitar, a vintage Fender Rhodes electric piano, a Yamaha Motif synthesizer, and Crate, Marshall, and
Peavey guitar amplifiers. The Live Performance Room is also home to a PA system built around a
Mackie 1604 VLZ console, QSC K-12 cabinets, and a QSC K-Sub.

Mini Studio
The Mini Studio is a cozy 9' x 10' acoustically designed production space for one or two people. It
features an Apogee Element 24 audio interface, Mackie Big Knob Passive and Yamaha HS5 studio
monitors.

Producers Den
The Producer’s Den is a 29’ x 20’ space where up to 18 students can socialize, relax, work, collaborate,
or meet with faculty during regularly scheduled office hours. The lounge has a Sony Blu-Ray player, an
Epson Cinema projector, a projection screen, professional KRK studio monitors, and wireless
connectivity for internet, audio, and video.

Production A
This 11’ x 14’ studio is used for student project work and mentoring sessions. The acoustically treated
interior has seating for up to 4 people and is equipped with an Apogee Element 24 interface, Mackie Big
Knob Passive, Event 20-20 studio monitors, and a 47” Sceptre LCD display.

Production B
An identical twin to Production A, Production B is also an 11’ x 14’ studio used for student project work
and mentoring sessions. The acoustically treated interior has seating for up to 4 people and is equipped
with an Apogee Element 24 interface, Mackie Big Knob Passive, professional KRK VXT8 studio monitors,
and a 47” Westinghouse LCD display.

Studio Alpha
This 28’ x 22’ studio is built to world-class acoustical standards and features a custom Argosy
production desk, a producer’s desk, and a dedicated vocal booth. Used for student projects and
mentoring sessions, Studio Alpha features an Avalon 737 class A microphone preamplifier, an Apogee
Element 24 audio interface, a 70” display, and a PreSonus Control Station to manage KRK RP10
monitors, Focal Alpha 80 monitors, and a Hafler TRM subwoofer.

Studio Genesis
Studio Genesis is a 15’ x 25’ acoustically designed recording suite. It includes a control room with a
custom Argosy production console, a producer’s desk, studio chairs, and a sofa, as well as a dedicated
vocal booth. Used for student projects and mentoring sessions, Genesis features an Avalon 737 class A
microphone preamplifier, an Apogee Element 24 audio interface, a 70” display, and a PreSonus Control
Station to manage Mackie HR824 monitors, KRK RP 10-3 monitors, and a Hafler TRM 12 subwoofer.

Studio Icon
A 21’ x 20’ recording and mixing space with a dedicated tracking room/vocal booth, Studio Icon
provides comfortable accommodations in an acoustically treated environment. Studio Icon features a
Sterling Modular Studio Desk, a producer’s desk, and a set of studio chairs. An Epson 8350 Cinema
Projector and large flat screen provide visual support for the audio system, which includes an Empirical
Labs Mike-E microphone preamplifier, an Apogee Element 24 audio interface, and a PreSonus Control
Station to manage KRK RP 10-3 monitors, Genelec 8050a monitors, and a KRK subwoofer.

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Theater 1
Theater 1 is a 26’ x 28’ professional dubbing stage adapted for use as a teaching and learning
environment. The sound-isolated, acoustically designed space features tiered seating and is equipped
with a professional KRK studio monitoring system, an Epson cinema projector, and wireless connectivity
for internet, audio, and video. The tiered seating provides superb sight lines and workspace for up to 18
students and 2 guests.

Theater 2
Theater 2 is a 24’ x 27’ professional dubbing stage adapted for use as a teaching and learning
environment. The sound isolated, acoustically designed space features tiered seating and is equipped
with a professional KRK studio monitoring system, an Epson cinema projector, and wireless connectivity
for internet, audio, and video. The tiered seating provides superb sight lines and workspace for up to 18
students and 2 guests.

Administrative Space
In addition to sharing the common areas, Icon Collective has offices and collaborative space for the
faculty and staff.

Hours of Operation
The school and studios are open at the following times:

    •   Monday through Friday            9:00 am – 2:00 am
    •   Saturday                         10:00 am – 2:00 am
    •   Sunday                           Closed

Icon Collective is in Burbank, California and operates on Pacific Time, GMT-8.

Studio time is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Studio facilities are available for booking
beginning Monday morning at 9:00 am each week. Students can request and book available times on
Icon’s online booking system. Please see the Studio Policy section of this catalog for more details.

Technical Support
Students needing technical support should check with the studio manager on duty. There is a studio
manager on site during business hours.

Support for online resources is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through the Icon web site.
Active students are provided with access to a 24/7 help desk that can be reached via the Icon Online
platform’s help menu, where multiple options for assistance with the online platform are available.

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2019-2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Winter 2019
 New Student Orientation              January 03, 2019
 First Day of Classes                 January 07, 2019
 Martin Luther King Day *             January 21, 2019
 First Day of Finals Week             March 18, 2019
 Last Day of Classes                  March 23, 2019
 Spring Break                         March 25, 2019 – April 6, 2019

Spring 2019
 New Student Orientation              April 04, 2019
 First Day of Classes                 April 08, 2019
 Memorial Day *                       May 27, 2019
 First Day of Finals Week             June 17, 2019
 Last Day of Classes                  June 22, 2019
 Summer Break                         June 24, 2019 – July 6, 2019

Summer 2019
 New Student Orientation              July 03, 2019
 Independence Day *                   July 04, 2019
 First Day of Classes                 July 08, 2019
 Labor Day *                          September 2, 2019
 First Day of Finals Week             September 16, 2019
 Last Day of Classes                  September 21, 2019
 Fall Break                           September 23, 2019 – October 05, 2019

Fall 2019
 New Student Orientation              October 03, 2019
 First Day of Classes                 October 07, 2019
 Thanksgiving Break *                 November 28, 2019 – November 30, 2019
 First Day of Finals Week             December 16, 2019
 Last Day of Classes                  December 21, 2019
 Winter Break                         December 23, 2019 – January 4, 2020
 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day*     December 24 – 25, 2019
 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day*   December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020

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Winter 2020
  New Student Orientation                         January 2, 2020
  First Day of Classes                            January 6, 2020
  Martin Luther King Day*                         January 20, 2020
  First Day of Finals Week                        March 16, 2020
  Last Day of Classes                             March 21, 2020
  Spring Break                                    March 23, 2020 – April 4, 2020

Spring 2020
  New Student Orientation                         April 2, 2020
  First Day of Classes                            April 6, 2020
  Memorial Day*                                   May 25, 2020
  First Day of Finals Week                        June 15, 2020
  Last Day of Classes                             June 20, 2020
  Summer Break                                    June 22, 2020 – July 4, 2020

Summer 2020
  New Student Orientation                         July 2, 2020
  First Day of Classes                            July 6, 2020
  Independence Day*                               July 4, 2020
  Labor Day*                                      September 7, 2020
  First Day of Finals Week                        September 14, 2020
  Last Day of Classes                             September 19, 2020
  Fall Break                                      September 21, 2020 – October 3, 2020

Fall 2020
  New Student Orientation                         October 1, 2020
  First Day of Classes                            October 5, 2020
  Thanksgiving Break*                             November 26, 2020 – November 28, 2020
  First Day of Finals Week                        December 14, 2020
  Last Day of Classes                             December 19, 2020
  Winter Break                                    December 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021
  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day*                December 24 – 25, 2020
  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day*              December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021
  New Student Orientation                         December 30, 2020 (for Winter 2021 start)

Icon Collective is closed on days marked with *

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ADMISSIONS
Icon Collective is open to creative individuals who are passionate and self-driven musicians and
producers looking to succeed in the entertainment industry. While no previous training is required, it is
recommended that applicants have experience in music production and/or playing a musical instrument.
We expect our applicants to have a clear personal vision and defined musical and artistic goals upon
admission.

All applications are completed electronically. Prospective students may apply in person or online at
www.iconcollective.com. The admissions department contacts all prospective students to schedule an
interview.

The immersive Icon Collective Los Angeles Music Production Program moves at a rapid pace, and
students are expected to deliver projects and assignments according to strict deadlines. Students will
be required to present their music to classmates and teachers on a regular basis and must be
comfortable doing so. Classroom participation requires conversational English and basic math skills.
Assignments and projects require a functional level of English reading, writing, and comprehension.

Admission Requirements
In order to apply, a prospective student must:

    •   Be at least 17 years of age
    •   Complete and submit the online application
    •   Provide government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
    •   Pay a one-time, non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00
    •   Pay a refundable $500 Deposit (applied toward the first tuition payment)
    •   Provide a link to the applicant’s music

The deposit is due at the time of application and is applied toward the first tuition payment. A student’s
seat is not reserved until the deposit is paid. After the application and all required materials have been
submitted, an Admissions Advisor will contact the prospective student to initiate the following:

    •   Schedule a qualifying interview
    •   Complete a Goals and Career Path Assessment and Self Evaluation Form
    •   Acquire the applicant’s Proof of High School Graduation (see Proof of Graduation Policy)

Upon acceptance, the Admissions Coordinator will contact the prospective student to schedule a
registration appointment. At that time, the accepted student will complete, sign, and submit the Icon
Collective Enrollment Agreement and other required documents, provide proof of graduation, and make
the first tuition payment.

Please see the Refund Policy section of this catalog for a detailed description of refunds in the event of
cancellation.

Applications must be received by the first day of the quarter prior to the desired program start date. The
application calendar is as follows:

  Desired Program Start Date                           Last Day to Apply
  Spring 2019                                          March 4, 2019
  Summer 2019                                          June 3, 2019
  Fall 2019                                            September 2, 2019
  Winter 2020                                          December 2, 2019

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A student may request a change in program start date one time without penalty. Due to limited
availability, however, a second change in start date will require a new application and application fee.

Upon acceptance, students are scheduled for registration, at which time all necessary paperwork is
completed and the first tuition payment is due. An Enrollment Packet with additional information on
payment options and a complete list of all required hardware and software is provided.

Proof of Graduation Policy
Icon Collective requires a high school diploma or equivalent in order to enroll in the program. Students
applying to Icon Collective must provide Proof of Graduation (POG) documentation prior to acceptance.

Acceptable forms of documentation are:

    •   GED, HISET, CHSPE, or TASC Certificate of Completion
    •   High School Diploma
    •   College Diploma
    •   Official High School Transcript showing graduation
    •   Official College Transcript showing graduation

Copies of diplomas or equivalency documentation must be made from the original by campus staff. The
copied documentation will be placed in the student's file before the enrollment agreement can be signed
by a school official and before the start date of the program. Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed
envelope from the issuing institution and will be kept in the student’s file.

A member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) must evaluate foreign transcripts in order to establish
equivalency for a United States high school diploma. Proof of graduation in languages other than English
must be translated into English.

International Students
Icon Collective is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. All international
students must meet the same admissions standards as all other students (please refer to Admissions
Requirements above).

After you apply and are accepted by Icon Collective, you must submit the following forms to the Icon
Registrar (our School Certifying Official) to obtain your I-20:
    • Proof of financial responsibility to cover costs of tuition and fees and living expenses for at least
        one academic year (official bank statements, Sponsor’s Statement of Support, if required).
        Please note that all fees must be paid in United States currency.
    • Provide a clear copy of the identification page of your passport

You must submit all the documents required by the school for admission, contact the Registrar at Icon
to prepare the I-20 form, receive an I-20 from the school (via mail in your home country), apply, pay the
associated $200 fee online (to the US government) and receive your visa from the U.S. Embassy in your
country. There is an additional $100 charged by Icon during the application process to cover the costs
of shipping the I-20 form. This will be refunded if the student is not accepted to the program. Then you
must be present for your registration and be present for the date of your orientation.

International students attending the school under F-1 visas (Form I-20) are required to maintain a “full
course of study” during each academic term of their programs of study. This is defined as a minimum of
12 credits per quarter. Failure to attend or maintain satisfactory academic progress will result in
revocation of your F-1 visa.

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English Language Proficiency Policy
The English language is the medium of instruction, and no language other than English is used for
instruction at Icon Collective. Accordingly, all students contemplating enrollment at Icon Collective are
expected to be proficient in English, both spoken & written, at the level of a graduate of an American
high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED, or passage of the
California high school proficiency exam. Icon Collective does not offer English Language services of any
kind and English translators are not provided.

If you are not from one of the countries listed below, then you will need a passing score on Icon’s
English Proficiency Exam and Admissions Interview. This requirement is also met if you attended a high
school in the USA, have a diploma from a secondary school in a system in which English is the official
language of instruction, or completed one or more years of postsecondary education at an English-
speaking institution. You must also furnish an official transcript in English.

Exempt Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Fiji,
Finland, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Papua, New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Lucia, Sweden, Tonga,
Trinidad, Tobago, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Nondiscrimination Policy
Icon Collective is a post-secondary educational institution that admits academically qualified students
without regard to gender, age, race, religion, national origin, or handicap and affords them all rights,
privileges, programs, and other opportunities generally available to all Icon Collective students. Icon
Collective does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, color, religion, national origin, or
handicap in admissions, employment services, or access to its programs and activities.

Transfers and Articulation
Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions
Icon Collective does not make any representation or guarantee that coursework completed and/or credit
earned at Icon Collective will transfer to another institution. It is the sole responsibility of the student to
determine prior to enrollment whether another institution will recognize coursework and/or credit earned
at Icon Collective.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR
INSTITUTION: The transferability of credits you earn at Icon Collective is at the complete discretion of
an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn is at the
complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or certificate that
you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be
required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make
certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your education goals. This may include
contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Icon Collective to determine if
your credits or certificate will transfer.

Transfer of Credit
Icon Collective does not accept credits transferred from other institutions. Icon Collective does provide
an opportunity to test out of courses if an applicant feels that he or she has the requisite knowledge.
Please see the Academic Policies section of this catalog for information regarding testing out of courses.

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Transfer from Online Program to Los Angeles Program
    •   Students must request the transfer with their Student Advisor
    •   Those requesting transfer must be accepted into the LA program by Admissions.
    •   All transfers require student to start at LA Level One as some prerequisites for higher Levels will
        not have been met
    •   Transfers may not take place during a quarter.
    •   Credit for courses taken are not automatically transferred, qualifying students must test out of
        each of the LA Level One courses, with the exception of Logic Pro I and Studio Mentor which
        must be taken in their first term enrolled in the LA program.
    •   Students will be assessed a transfer fee of $150 to cover the administrative costs of the exams
        for eligible courses in Level One unless the student wishes to test out of only one course.
    •   Test outs for courses beyond Level One will be charged at the $75 rate per course.
    •   A score of 90% or higher on each exam is required, otherwise the student must take the
        associated course after transfer. Should an Online student successfully test out of a course or
        courses, tuition credit will be calculated at the higher rate of the LA program.
    •   A student may only test out of a maximum of 12 credits (25% of the program) during their entire
        enrollment in the program.
    •   Students transferring from Icon Collective Online Music Production Program to the Los Angeles
        Music Production Program after completing Level 2 Studio Techniques II Online must also take
        Studio Techniques III Online as part of Level 3 and will be charged the reduced rate for the
        online course. They will be permitted to audit (not for credit) Studio Techniques III LA during their
        Level 3 quarter with no additional charge.

Prior Experiential Learning
Icon Collective does not grant credit for prior experiential learning. Icon Collective does provide an
opportunity to test out of courses if an applicant feels that he or she has the requisite knowledge. Please
see the Academic Policies section of this catalog for information regarding testing out of courses.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Tuition and Fees
Los Angeles Music Production Program
  Application Fee                                                                              $75.00
  Tuition                                                                                 $25,200.00
  California Student Recovery Fund (STRF) Assessment (currently not withheld)                   $0.00
  Total Charges for the Period of Attendance                                              $25,275.00

Additional Fees
  Returned Check Fee                                                                           $25.00
  Late Payment Fee (imposed after the 5 day grace period expires)                              $50.00
  Wire Transfer Fee                                                                            $15.00
  Additional Transcript Fee                                                                    $15.00
  Replacement Icon Collective Photo ID card                                                    $25.00
  Test Out Fee                                                                        $75.00 / course
  Tuition for course retakes (except Studio Mentor course)                       $525.00 / credit hour
  Studio Mentor Course Retake Fee                                                           $1200.00

Cost per Credit Hour
The tuition rate for all courses except Studio Mentor is $525 per credit hour.

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Required Equipment & Materials
Students attending Icon Collective are required to have an Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer,
software, and hardware as listed below. This equipment is not included in the cost of tuition.

                                                                       Minimum                 Maximum
  Item
                                                                    Estimated Cost           Estimated Cost
  MacBook Pro Computer meeting Ableton’s most recent
                                                                             $1,299.00            $3,548.00
  system requirements (at least 8GB of RAM recommended)
  Apple Logic Pro X Software                                                    $199.00             $199.00
  Ableton Live 10 Suite Software                                                $449.00             $799.00
  49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller                                            $69.00             $599.00
  Professional Quality Headphones                                                $99.00            $1799.00
  USB C adapter (MacBook Pros after Oct 27, 2016)                                $10.00              $70.00
  Estimated Total                                                            $2,125.00            $7,014.00

    •    Tuition does not include the cost of the required laptop, hardware, and software.
    •    Prices shown are for estimation purposes only.
    •    While the prices vary, each student is advised to budget at least $2,500.00 for the required
         equipment. Additional supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper, cables, and other items are to be
         expected. There is no charge for books or other in-class materials.
    •    Although it is not required, we highly recommend that each student purchase the Apple Care
         warranty for any new MacBook Pro laptop and an external 7200 RPM hard drive of at least 1TB.
    •    Students are required to bring their laptops, software, and the appropriate equipment to each
         class. Keyboards are required for specific classes.
    •    Unlicensed or “cracked” software is not permitted on campus and is not allowed for use on
         school assignments and projects.

  Estimated Schedule of Charges for the Entire Educational Program
  Application Fee                                                                                    $75.00
  Tuition                                                                                        $25,200.00
  California Student Recovery Fund (STRF) Assessment (currently not withheld)                         $0.00
  Required Equipment (estimated minimum)                                                          $2,500.00
  School Supplies and Materials (estimated minimum)                                                 $500.00
  Housing & living expenses (estimated rental apartment for length of program)                   $24,000.00
  Total (estimated)                                                                              $52,275.00

Payment Plans
All students are provided with a Tuition Payment Plan. Tuition may be paid in full, divided into four (4)
quarterly payments or into twelve (12) monthly payments*. There is no extra charge for a payment plan.
The first payment is due on or before registration. Subsequent Quarterly Plan payments are due on the
first (1st) day of the month, either monthly or quarterly depending on payment plan selection. Subsequent
Monthly Plan payments are due on the first (1st) day of each month. Students are granted a five (5) day
grace period on payments. After the 5th day, a $50.00 late fee is imposed. If payment is not received by
the 8th day, the student will be dismissed from the program.

*International students must pay in full or quarterly; monthly payments are not available.

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Full Payment Plan
  Description                                Amount             Due Date
  Application Fee                            $75.00             Upon application
  Seat Deposit*                              $500.00            Upon application
  STRF Assessment                            $0.00              Currently not withheld
  Balance of Tuition                         $24,700.00         On or before Registration
  Total Tuition and Fees                     $25,275.00

  Quarterly Payment Plan
  Description                                Amount             Due Date
  Application Fee                            $75.00             Upon application
  Seat Deposit*                              $500.00            Upon application
  STRF Assessment                            $0.00              Currently not withheld
  First Payment                              $5,800.00          On or before Registration
  Second Payment                             $6,300.00          1st day of the 2nd Quarter
  Third Payment                              $6,300.00          1st day of the 3rd Quarter
  Fourth Payment                             $6,300.00          1st day of the 4th Quarter
  Total Tuition and Fees                     $25,275.00

  Monthly Payment Plan (not available for International students)
  Description                                Amount             Due Date
  Application Fee                            $75.00             Upon application
  Seat Deposit                               $500.00            Upon application
  STRF Assessment                            $0.00              Currently not withheld
  First Payment                              $1,600.00          On or before Registration
  Second Payment                             $2,100.00          1st day of the 2nd month
  Third Payment                              $2,100.00          1st day of the 3rd month
  Fourth Payment                             $2,100.00          1st day of the 4th month
  Fifth Payment                              $2,100.00          1st day of the 5th month
  Sixth Payment                              $2,100.00          1st day of the 6th month
  Seventh Payment                            $2,100.00          1st day of the 7th month
  Eighth Payment                             $2,100.00          1st day of the 8th month
  Ninth Payment                              $2,100.00          1st day of the 9th month
  Tenth Payment                              $2,100.00          1st day of the 10th month
  Eleventh Payment                           $2,100.00          1st day of the 11th month
  Twelfth Payment                            $2,100.00          1st day of the 12th month
  Total Tuition and Fees                     $25,275.00

*International students are charged an additional $100 to cover costs in shipping I-20 form for their F-1
visa application (refunded if not accepted into the program)

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Student Loans and Financial Aid
Icon Collective does not participate in federal or state student financial aid programs.

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program at Icon Collective, the student bears the
responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund disbursed
directly to the lender in the event of cancellation, withdrawal, or dismissal.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate
economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was
a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the
institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you
must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a
student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program,
and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment,
if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or
any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may
be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd Ste 225,
Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid
tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of
any of the following:
1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was
closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the
Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the
closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within
the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the
closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution
as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program
more than 120 days before closure.
4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as
required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition
and other costs.
6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based
on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to
collect the award from the institution.
7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and
have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date
of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at
any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been
eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the

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student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4)
year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law. However, no claim can be paid
to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Late Fees
Each payment is due on the 1st day of each quarter or month, depending on the payment plan. There is
a grace period from the 1st to the 5th day of each payment cycle, after which a $50.00 late fee is
imposed. If payment is not made by the close of business on the 8th day after the due date, the student
will be terminated from Icon Collective for nonpayment of tuition.

Refund Policy
Icon Collective has established refund policies that are in accordance with current state and federal
regulations. Icon Collective uniformly applies these refund policies to all students and reserves the right
to modify these policies in order to remain in compliance with any changes in applicable laws and
regulations.

Refunds based on cancellation
An applicant or student has the right to cancel enrollment for a program of instruction, without penalty or
obligation, within the first seven (7) calendar days of each quarter for a full refund of deposit, if
applicable, and tuition paid for that quarter.

To cancel, the applicant or student must submit a written notice of cancellation to the Director of
Education in person, by electronic mail, or by postal mail within seven (7) calendar days of the start of
the quarter. The date of cancellation is defined as the date of receipt of the written notice. If the written
notice of cancellation is sent by mail, properly addressed with the correct postage, it is effective on the
date postmarked.

An applicant who completes the application process but is denied enrollment or a student who is
dismissed from Icon Collective for any reason within the first seven (7) calendar days after starting a
quarter is entitled to a refund of the deposit, if applicable, and all tuition paid for that quarter.

Refunds based on withdrawal or dismissal
A student may withdraw from Icon Collective at any time by submitting a written notice of withdrawal to
the Director of Education in person, by electronic mail, or by mail. Refund calculations will be based
upon the student's last recorded date of physical attendance.

A student who chooses to withdraw after the seventh (7th) calendar day of the quarter but prior to
completing 60% of the program days in a quarter is entitled to a pro rata refund of tuition based upon
the student's last recorded date of physical attendance. The pro rata refund is calculated based on the
entire quarter tuition cost. If a student withdraws after completing more than 60% of the program days in
a quarter, tuition for the entire quarter is considered fully earned and the student will receive no
refund. Students may have a balance due if the tuition has not been paid through the date of
withdrawal, which may be the case in monthly payment plans.

A student may also be withdrawn involuntarily due to factors including, but not limited to inappropriate
conduct, lack of attendance, or failure to maintain satisfactory progress. The same refund calculations
apply.

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Refund Schedule
  Date of Withdrawal                                Tuition Liability          Tuition Refund
  Calendar Days 1 to 7 of each quarter              None                       100%
  Program Days 8 to 39 (60% of Quarter)             Pro-rated                  Up to 60% of program
  After Program Day 40 (More than 60% of Quarter)   100% Tuition Due           None

Holidays and Refund Calculations
Icon Collective recognizes the U.S. national holidays below for the purposes of calculating refunds
pursuant to section 6700 of the California Government Code 2015 Holidays. Please see preceding
Academic Calendar for days the Icon Campus is closed.

  Date Observed                                              Holiday
  January 1, 2019                                            New Year’s Day
  January 21, 2019                                           Martin Luther King Day
  February 18, 2019                                          President’s Day
  March 31, 2019                                             Cesar Chavez Day
  May 27, 2019                                               Memorial Day
  July 4, 2019                                               Independence Day
  September 2, 2019                                          Labor Day
  November 11, 2019                                          Veteran’s Day
  November 28, 2019                                          Thanksgiving Day
  November 29, 2019                                          Day after Thanksgiving

Refund on Fees
Banking fees including, but not limited to, returned check fees and wire transfer fees are added to the
applicant’s or student’s liability in all cases and are non-refundable. The $75 Application Fee and the
Student Tuition Relief Fund (STRF) Assessment, if applicable, are non-refundable.

Refund on Textbooks and Materials
Once the student has accepted textbooks, software, and other materials supplied by Icon Collective,
they may not be returned for a refund.

Refund Disbursement
To cancel an enrollment agreement or withdraw from Icon Collective, a student must submit a written
notice of cancellation to the Director of Education. Refunds will be made within forty-five (45) days after
receipt of the written notice of cancellation or withdrawal. The date of cancellation is defined as the date
of receipt of the written notice or, if the notice is submitted by mail, the date postmarked.

If any portion of the tuition was paid from a third party, the refund shall be sent to that third party using
the same method of payment (e.g. returning funds to the credit card used for the initial payment, or a
check issued to the party that wrote the tuition check).

Any tuition balances remaining on the student’s account following cancellation, withdrawal, or dismissal
must be paid in a timely manner or will be subject to collection. Any payment arrangement made to pay
such balances may be subject to additional fees and/or interest.

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